The change of coach seems this time to have been beneficial for FC Nantes…
The FC Nantes finally got his head out of the water. Thanks to the draw recorded against theOlympic Marseille (1-1), another seriously ill in Ligue 1, the residents of Beaujoire have indeed extracted themselves from the relegation zone. Thanks to this sharing of points but also to the defeat of Lorient against Lille (1-4), Sunday, the Canaries now appear in the 17e place, on the same line as the Merlus but with a better goal difference.
The situation of Nantes remains nonetheless fragile and all the more so as Lorient has a late match that he will play this Wednesday in Nîmes. Nantes nonetheless regained hope. Since the arrival of Antoine Kombouaré, the FCN has indeed chained a success in Angers (1-3) and this draw against OM. In two meetings, the New Caledonian coach has done as well as Raymond Domenech in the seven matches spent at the head of the club, the Canaries having had to settle for four draws and three defeats. With 0.57 points per game, he was also doing less well than Christian Gourcuff, who posted 13 points after 14 matches, an average of 0.93 points per game.
An organizational problem
And Raymond Domenech cannot count on his former players to defend his record. New example to date with the comments made by Denis Appiah. “It’s true that we are better organized throughout the match. The new coach places particular emphasis on tactical rigor, discipline and effort ”, he said, adding: “With our former coach, we may have been at the start of the match and then as the match progressed it deteriorated. We no longer stayed in place, the lines widened. ”
“He tells us to sprint to defend well, to come back each time and to redo our efforts together in a second time to attack. The players adhere to this discourse, we fight to make the defensive and offensive efforts. We work to help the team to maintain itself. There is a hope of mental freshness with the new people who have arrived ”, added the former Caennais. A new stab at the balance sheet of the former coach of the Blues.
Nantes-OM, the film of the match
OM close to the correction in Nantes